Establishment Ansford Academy

URN: 136839

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Single-academy trust: ANSFORD ACADEMY TRUST

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Maggs Lane, Castle Cary, Somerset, BA7 7JJ
Local authority
Somerset (933)
Headteacher / Principal
Ms Rachel Purnell
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 136839, DfE number: 933/4250
UKPRN: 10034101
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 18 January 2017)
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Religious character
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 July 2011
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
3 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Christopher Bremner Culpin Appointed by GB/board 14 December 2017 14 December 2021


Name Appointed by From To
MICHELLE HAYLEY HARRIS Appointed by academy members 5 May 2021 5 May 2025
DARRELL THOMAS CHAINEY Appointed by GB/board 8 December 2016 11 December 2024
LEE ELISABETH MOSLEY Appointed by academy members 4 July 2011 11 December 2024
Enita Andrews Elected by parents 4 November 2020 3 November 2024
ALISON MARTIN Appointed by GB/board 12 December 2019 12 December 2023
ANDREA MAISTRELLO Elected by parents 12 December 2019 12 December 2023
Charles Arthur LLewellyn Appointed by GB/board 12 December 2019 12 December 2023
SCOTT GREEN Appointed by GB/board 12 December 2019 12 December 2023
Jerry Holt Appointed by GB/board 6 June 2019 5 June 2023
Alison Jane Caroline Bennett Appointed by academy members 14 December 2017 14 December 2021


Name Appointed by From
CAROLINE KITCHINER Appointed by academy members 12 December 2019
Christopher Bremner Culpin Original (signatory) members 26 May 2011
JOHN STALLEY Appointed by academy members 12 December 2019
MARK ROBERT WOODLOCK Appointed by academy members 12 December 2019
Terena Kirsty Harrison Appointed by academy members 18 May 2017

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Rachel Purnell 1 September 2021 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Rebecca Comyns 8 August 2011 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
CLARE WATSON Trustee Elected by parents 24 November 2017 24 November 2021
PAUL WILLIAM SPENCER Trustee Elected by parents 24 November 2017 24 November 2021
ALISON CANDIDA STEPHENS Trustee Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2020 31 August 2021
PETER ANTHONY GANE Trustee Appointed by GB/board 15 March 2018 31 August 2021
Shonogh Pilgrim Accounting officer N/A 6 January 2014 31 August 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
South Somerset
Parliamentary constituency
Somerton and Frome
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
South Somerset 002
Lower super output area (LSOA)
South Somerset 002C
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